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4.8 out of 5

"Will be back to the Iron Horse. A fabulous place to treat yourself! " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 08 Jan 2018

Hotel Description

4-star romantic hotel near Harley-Davidson Museum

City center stay

A stay at this Fifth Ward hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Harley-Davidson Museum and 2 miles (3 km) of Wisconsin Center. Riverside Theater and Fiserv Forum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Multiple dining options

This boutique hotel features 3 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A coffee shop, a terrace, and a library are also on offer.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 100 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, private yards, and plasma TVs with cable channels.

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$199* Per night/room Aug 25 - Aug 26

Custom Deluxe King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Corner Alcove King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Iron Horse Hotel ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Iron Horse Hotel

Everyone (7) Family (2)
5 out of 5
LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE! Just wish they had the Pride Shirts available for purchase!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 18, 2019 by Front Desk Manager

Thank you so much! Having the Pride shirts for sale is a great idea. We will definitely look into it for next year.

4 out of 5

Posted by on May 28, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on May 21, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019

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4 out of 5
Food service is marginal at this place. Been there numerous times and it is never great and sometimes it is just plain poor.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

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5 out of 5
The people who work there are amazing. Fast frendly and courteous.

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018

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5 out of 5
Will be back to the Iron Horse. A fabulous place to treat yourself!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018

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5 out of 5

Truly pampered

Pros: Large room, great bar, great snacks, great food inhouse, immaculately clean.
Cons: I only went to the bar for dinner, but would have loved a thick filet... ;)
Location: MKE airport - I was there to rest up for my flight home.
It was glorious! From the huge room, the well stocked fridge and snacks, to the restaurant (try the pretzels with the mustard), this is one of the rare times when the cost is worth it. I HATE paying 150 for a room that's... well, typical. And then you find the flaws - dirty carpet, iffy bedsheets, lack of food. Iron Horse is clean, has great staff, even has great guests (with dogs who were friendly) and the food was good too!

Posted by , from Boston on Dec 28, 2016

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5 out of 5

Really excellent hotel

Pros: The, um, "decorative" textured panels at about shoulder height in the shower
Location: Near to Summerfest, near to Conejitos
My friend and I were in town to attend a punk show and I decided to splurge on a really great place to stay close to the venue. Two punks are not exactly the target demographic of the Iron Horse, but we were never made to feel out of place by staff (other guests and restaurant patrons gave us strange looks but apparently decided we were IN the band). Everything was immaculate and luxurious, everyone was fantastically friendly, and we left feeling refreshed and extremely satisfied. A+ for inclusive, non-judgemental treatment of all guests.

Posted by , from Madison, WI on Jul 2, 2015

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Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 01 July 2019 to 01 October 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Dining venue
  • One of the dining venues

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 4000 square feet (360 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour fitness center, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly The Iron Horse Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Milwaukee hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 100 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 4000 sq ft of conference space
  • 360 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1907
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) (10.2 km / 6.3 mi)
  • Train station: Milwaukee Intermodal Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Iron Horse Hotel offers 100 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 48-inch plasma televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

Branded - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Library - This café serves breakfast only.

Smyth - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Yard - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Iron Horse
  • Iron Horse
  • Iron Horse Hotel
  • Iron Horse Hotel Milwaukee
  • Iron Horse Milwaukee
  • Iron Hotel
  • Iron Horse Milwaukee

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) guests.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.